Admin Command Framework Enhancements and Background Command Execution in Glassfish 4

The main focus of the GlassFish 4 release clearly is providing a Java EE 7 implementation that developers can use right away. However, besides Java EE 7 a small number of important changes were included in GlassFish 4. These changes include Admin Console enhancements, background execution support for long running commands, better support for REST/SSE in the administration API, log format changes, domain configuration defaults and better OSGi administration. In a detailed blog post, Bhakti Mehta describes two of these changes - Admin Command Framework enhancements to better support progress notification via SSE and support for executing admin commands in the background. We discussed some of the GlassFish 4 specific features during the JavaOne 2013 GlassFish BOF (slides below).

Martin Mares and Chandra Patel also went through the changes in detail using demos during their JavaOne technical session titled 'GlassFish 4 Overview: What’s Under the Hood?'. The presentation will be available soon on


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